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FOOD: Vegan ice cream hurt as coconut supply faces climate risk

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 6:41am
Vegan ice cream is a hot commodity these days. But violent storms that have devastated farms in Southeast Asia are threatening to take away one of its best ingredients — coconuts.

TEMPERATURES: Report: Extreme heat may hurt farms and agriculture industry

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 6:41am
As many as nine states could see heat indexes above 100 degrees Fahrenheit for more than a quarter of the year by 2036, according to a new report.

FINANCE: Bank of England climate tests weigh disorder in stock market

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 6:41am
The Bank of England for the first time is asking British insurers to gauge how global warming might impact the value of the stocks and bonds they hold — and its potential to upend financial markets.

CALIFORNIA: 3 family members killed in sea cliff collapse

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 6:41am
Three women killed when a Southern California sea cliff collapsed were members of a family gathered on a beach to celebrate one of them having survived breast cancer, authorities and relatives said Saturday.

Q&A: Air lawyer: Trump's ACE rule is a public health issue

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 6:41am
A hotly anticipated legal war began the moment EPA's Affordable Clean Energy rule hit the Federal Register.

PEOPLE: Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff exits to push Green New Deal

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 6:41am
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff is resigning to work at a nonprofit advocating for the Green New Deal, the New York Democrat announced over the weekend.

GLACIERS: Europe experiences 'absolutely exceptional' ice melt

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 6:41am
The sweltering heat wave that roasted much of Europe last month has since moved north, where it's wreaking havoc on the Greenland ice sheet. But while all eyes are currently trained on the Arctic ice, scientists are finding that Europe's coldest places have also suffered.

RENEWABLES: Giant turbines propel boom in wind energy

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 6:41am
The wind industry is growing, literally. American wind developers are installing increasingly large turbines, capable of generating twice as much power as their predecessors and opening up new areas of the country to wind development.

POLITICS: Al Gore: Damage from Trump can be undone

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 6:41am
MINNEAPOLIS — Al Gore is "trying not to pick a favorite" among the 24 Democrats seeking to unseat President Trump.

PEOPLE: Former Cato climate critic lands at pro-CO2 group

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 6:41am
A group that touts the benefits of carbon dioxide and is connected to the Trump White House has hired a prominent climate science critic to spread uncertainty among Washington lawmakers.

LAW: Climate liability is on the rise. Here's what it looks like

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 6:41am
Companies and federal agencies could be on the hook for rising insurance claims and fiduciary duty violations in the new landscape of climate-related liability, according to experts.

HURRICANES: Michael claims reach nearly $7B; 14% unresolved

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 6:46am
Florida officials say insured losses in the state from last year's Hurricane Michael have reached nearly $7 billion.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Indonesia plans auto rules overhaul to form EV hub

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 6:46am
Indonesia is planning a slew of incentives for electric car manufacturers and drivers to help bolster a sector that has already lured investment from Toyota Motor Corp. and SoftBank Group Corp., according to a draft government strategy seen by Bloomberg.

BRAZIL: Bolsonaro promises 'real data' on deforestation rates

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 6:46am
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro promised new data on deforestation rates Wednesday, days after telling foreign journalists that numbers showing sharply increased rates of deforestation were "lies."

OREGON: State senator's email threats during walkout triggered fear

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 6:46am
An Oregon state senator's threats against the Senate president and the state police on the eve of a walkout by Senate Republicans in June sent a wave of fear through the Capitol.

CAR RULES: Rollback threatens auto jobs in swing states — report

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 6:46am
The Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era clean car standards could prevent automakers from adding thousands of new jobs in states that backed Donald Trump in the 2016 election, according to a new report.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Inslee super PAC would be empty if not for these 7 people

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 6:46am
A super political action group supporting Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's run for president has raised about $2.1 million this year, nearly all of it from seven people.

OCEANS: Climate change drives global debate on seafloor mining

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 6:46am
Climate change and the growing popularity of electric vehicles are lending a new urgency to a 25-year-old international body's efforts to mine metals from the ocean floor.

WHITE HOUSE: Trump and Putin talked about wildfires, not climate

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 6:46am
As the Arctic burns, President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the wildfires scorching Siberia that many scientists describe as a sign of climate change.

ARCTIC: Historic Greenland melt is 'glimpse of the future'

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 6:46am
Greenland is in the midst of one of its strongest melting events on record, as a major heat wave — the same one that scorched much of Europe last month — grips the Arctic.

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